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Pierre
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Texas direct auto
Has anyone ever bought a car through Texas Direct Auto? How was your experience? TIA


ItNeverRains
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Franklin, TN
Member since Oct 2007
11752 posts

re: Texas direct auto
My little brother did. They scratched one of the rims on his car in shipment. Sent him to shop to get estimate, sent estimate to them, they overnighted him a check for damages. He was very pleased.


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tigeralum06
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Member since Oct 2007
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re: Texas direct auto
Would not buy a used car from Texas right now. A bunch flooded and will be on the market.


Restomod
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Highland Park, Tx
Member since Mar 2012
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re: Texas direct auto
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Would not buy a used car from Texas right now. A bunch flooded and will be on the market.



This....

They are a wholesaler and you must do your homework.

Also they typical "willing to walk" tactic doesn't work, they know they have the lowest prices around so it's often take or leave it with little to negotiation.


ynlvr
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2009
1887 posts

re: Texas direct auto
i sold to them for top dollar. They turn a LOT of cars.


TexasTiger39
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Houston, TX
Member since Mar 2009
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re: Texas direct auto
I know someone who has bought several cars from them with no issues.


diat150
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Member since Jun 2005
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re: Texas direct auto
I bought a vehicle from them. Vehicle was by far the cheapest I found and in immaculate shape.

It's not the typical car buying experience. The place feels like an airport. Don't expect them to move much on price, I believe I was able to get $500 off.


Pierre
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2005
4450 posts

re: Texas direct auto
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Would not buy a used car from Texas right now. A bunch flooded and will be on the market.


So they have a car check that lists the date and location of these cars at a particular period in time. How accurate are these?


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LNCHBOX
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re: Texas direct auto
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i sold to them for top dollar. They turn a LOT of cars.


So they pay top dollar and sell at the bottom of the market? Doesn't seem like a sound business strategy.


BearCrocs
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2013
1157 posts

re: Texas direct auto
I have a good friend that is one of the internet managers for them .

I've sold two trucks to them and bought one . They give really close to bluebook value on trade in , mark it up $4k and put it on the lot .

Think of it like Carmax , but more refined .

They move units very quickly , so if you see something online you want to drive , be sure to call them and make sure they have it and have them pull it for you to drive .

You show up , fill out some insurance paperwork , get the keys and have 30 mins to drive it (by yourself ) No salesman riding with you giving you shite .

My buddy (that works for them) said they can move about $1500 depending on the market and how long they've had it , etc. They will fix anything you may find wrong with it once you buy it . They have a five acre facility across the street from the store dedicated to reconditioning vehicles they are prepping for sale.

You may pay a little more vs haggling at a used car lot elsewhere .. but if you're looking to get into something NOW , try them out.

To one of the poster's comments about flood vehicles .. you should always get a pre-owned vehicle inspected .

The salesmen dont work on commission . Its a multiplier pay out . x amount per car , then once they hit 30 cars , the amount they made on all 30 initially, increases exponentially . Get as many cars sold in a month , make more money .
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Pfc_tigers
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BR
Member since Oct 2015
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re: Texas direct auto
I have bought a vehicle from their parent company vroom.com

I'm pretty sure it was on the Texas Direct lot, but it was easier for me to do it all online. They brought the new vehicle to BR and picked up my trade for free.


Pierre
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2005
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re: Texas direct auto
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To one of the poster's comments about flood vehicles .. you should always get a pre-owned vehicle inspected .


What's the best way to get it inspected, since it's on their lot and their mechanics have probably inspected it already?


Eyeball
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Houston TX
Member since Oct 2006
270 posts

re: Texas direct auto
I asked the salesman about this when considering buying from them, and he said they could arrange for an extended test drive.


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Carson123987
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re: Texas direct auto
great post


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BearCrocs
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re: Texas direct auto
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quote: To one of the poster's comments about flood vehicles .. you should always get a pre-owned vehicle inspected . What's the best way to get it inspected, since it's on their lot and their mechanics have probably inspected it already?


^ Just tell them you want to get it inspected by your mechanic . If they say no , you walk away . But they wont say no.. They will probably welcome it.



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ItNeverRains
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Franklin, TN
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Texas direct auto
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This.... They are a wholesaler and you must do your homework. Also they typical "willing to walk" tactic doesn't work, they know they have the lowest prices around so it's often take or leave it with little to negotiation.


No dog in fight. Never did business with company but I have seen them on Ebay for at least decade. Risk/Reward Selling a supply of undisclosed flooded cars for a volume successful business like this would be retarded. I would also imagine they know a flooded vehicle when they see it.

Its the no offense, your one off transaction isn't special enough to jeopardize our million dollar successful business approach


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KG6
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re: Texas direct auto
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Would not buy a used car from Texas right now. A bunch flooded and will be on the market.


I would bring it up, but most dealerships around here aren't selling flooded cars if commercials can be trusted. I think they bought most of those and shopped them to Mexico or something. Never bought from Texas Direct, but shopped. I'd be surprised if they are selling flooded cars. I've heard they don't move on price much though. Also, I think if you are out of town, you can out a 500 dollar deposit. If you don't like the car, you can not buy, but have to use the 500 towards another vehicle they have. I think most of their cars move fast.


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Beessnax
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Member since Nov 2015
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re: Texas direct auto
I have purchased 3 from them. Haven't had any issues. As mentioned, there is no haggling. They do give returning customers a little more of a discount.



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Lsut81
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Jun 2005
68130 posts

re: Texas direct auto
Solid operation... Don't have to deal with pushy salesmen or negotiation. Get to test drive for 30m on your own.

They'll immediately come off $500, after that, its hit or miss if they will do anything more. They will give you top dollar for your trade in.

Easy experience, but you are pushed through like cattle. They move cars like crazy.


Golfer
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2005
69436 posts

re: Texas direct auto
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So they pay top dollar and sell at the bottom of the market? Doesn't seem like a sound business strategy.


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